Proxy

Author: Alex London Publication: 2013, Philomel Pages: 379 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Knox is a patron, the son of one of The City’s most wealthy and powerful families. Syd is his proxy. Whenever Knox does something wrong, Syd gets punished. He’s done hard labor for Knox, […]

The Threat Below

Author: Jason Latshaw Publication: 2015, Fernway Books Pages: 503 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Nearly 300 years ago a terror now known only as the Threatbelows drove humanity to the brink of extinction. The last remaining survivors took refuge at the top of a mountain, having learned […]

Quarantine: The Loners

Author: Lex Thomas Publication: 2012, Egmont Pages: 404 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: McKinley High School has been quarantined.   The students there carry a deadly virus that will kill anyone eighteen and over in seconds. As time passes, they descend into chaos, forming rival gangs based on […]

The Supernaturalist

Author: Eoin Colfer Publication: 2005, Disney-Hyperion Pages: 272 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Cosmo Hill is a no sponsor – an orphan at the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys in Satellite City. He spends his days being sent to test products – from television commercials […]

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publication: 2005, Simon Pulse Pages: 368 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tally Youngblood couldn’t escape the operation. She’s now a pretty, but something doesn’t feel right. Then Tally meets Zane and realizes she’s not the only one who feels like they don’t belong in […]

The Inferior

Author: Pedar O Guilín Publication: 2007, David Fickling Books Pages: 438 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Stopmouth and his tribe fight every day just to survive.  To live, they must hunt other intelligent species, killing them with spears, knives, and slings – and every day those other […]

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publication: 2005, Simon Pulse Pages: 425 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tally is about to turn 16 and she can’t wait, because on her 16th birthday the doctors will make her pretty.  She’ll finally be able to leave Uglyville and head to the party […]

Don’t Turn Around

Author: Michelle Gagnon Publication: 2012 Harper Collins Pages: 320 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Noa wakes up strapped to a hospital bed in a warehouse.  Through guts and ingenuity she manages to escape, but “They” won’t give up.  Now Noa, a foster kid who’s learned to game […]

The Medusa Project: The Set Up

Author: Sophie McKenzie Note: Sophie McKenzie is a very popular author of YA thrillers and action/adventure novels in Britain, but her books haven’t really made it across to America and can be difficult to find here.  She does use a fair number of British words in her writing, so feel free to use of this […]

Subject Seven

Author:  James A. Moore Publication: Razor Bill, 2011 Pages: 336 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Subject Seven is part of an experiment to create a sleeper soldier, hidden inside the body of an ordinary teen.  […]